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and no entitle. reforms. >> his budget apparently will make no effort to address our debt and deficit. >> we'll sit down with leaders of the congressional budget committee. republican senator rob for theman and democratic congressman chris van hol en. plus, arizona governor jan brewer vetoes a bill that would protect religious freedom over gay rights. bu but other states may take up similar measures. and our power players of the week. they're making the please don't touch signs at mee seuseums a t of the past all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello from fox news in washington. we begin with a fast moving develop. in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin and said the u.s. will suspend planning for the g-8 summit in sochi this summer. britain and france just joined the u.s. but putin got approval from the russian parliament to send troops into ukraine. and the russians have seized control of the crimean peninsula without firing a shot. ukraine's government says we are on the brink of disaster and is asking the u.s. and europe for help. let's get the latest now from
loophole -- that would reduce the deficit with 3.4 trillion in new revenue. will be onell capitol hill defending the budget. as will chuck hagel and jack lew. will travel to new hampshire to rally support for the budget. before that, we will focus on the proposal, getting your take and drilling down into your numbers. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. send us a tweet, @cspanwj. we can also read your comments on facebook.com/cspan and you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. here's what the president had to say about his budget. [video clip] we have to decide if we're are going to make smart investments. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps strengthen the middle class. approach my budget offers. that is why i will fight for this year and in the years to come. talking about his $3.9 trillion budget. this is president obama's 2015 budget, it spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it re
for his domestic initiative while also strengthening the deficit. >> host: dan, republican caller. >> caller: i was just listening earlier to a caller talking about the epa, and they talked about bill companies getting all these breaks. based on what i've read and found out on the internet is a pay $60 million a day in places, in taxes. and how you going to pay that if you shut down the oil companies and the guy that's supplying the energy for the united states? >> host: where did you read they pay for leasing of the land and taxes? >> caller: that's just on the internet. >> host: zachary goldfarb, the oil companies and gas company to pay taxes and they do have to pay the federal government to lease these lands. >> guest: that's right. the reason the government thinks is there is its multiple. first, the government belief these are public lands in many cases and some some of the benefits of that oil and gas should spread the people in those committees and around the country and not just into the pockets of the company. secondly, there is enforcement, environmental regulations in t
of the conditions applied. difficult steps need to be undertaken to raise as gas prices and trim budget deficits, but ukraine should be given a long enough pleased so these reforms don't strangle a nation. today dealing with threats to its very existence. second, crimea. russia has invaded ukraine. make the mistake. they have done so in violation of the united nations charter and the very accord that they signed in 1994 guaranteeing crimea's territorial security. no doubt vladimir putin will soar him as his ally in ukraine president's office in no doubt he didn't like the fact united states voiced his strong support for the right of a sovereign ukraine to make independent decisions about its future partnerships. and no doubt, he is infuriated that the ukrainian people are now on their way to getting their way. this is not a schoolyard. you don't get to push around weaker or just because you don't like them. this is a 21st century. the reason we belong to organizations like the united nations, the reason we negotiate treaties like the budapest memorandum is because we now understand after centuri
this bill would have increased the deficit. if you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought in it. joining me is the chair of the senate committee on affairs, the senator from vermont. they said the multi-billion dollar bills face to make necessary reforms. what do you say to that? >> i say they're dead wrong and so does virtually every veterans organization in the country representing millions of veterans. chris, what i have learned since i've been chairman of the veterans committee is the cost of war is much deeper and more significant than i think most people know. we're talking about hundreds of thousands of young men and women coming back from iraq and afghanistan with ptsd and tbi. we're talking about 2,300 of you're soldiers who suffered wounds so that they're unable too have babies. we're talking in terms of older veterans, you have women, wives staying home taking care of disabled vets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week who get virtually no kinds of support from the federal government. you're talking about young people who were
. at the same time bush gave huge tax breaks to the wealthiest people in this country. ran up a huge deficit. then under obama the republicans come back. they say, gee, we have a terrible deficit. we're going to have to cut social security, medicare, medicaid, education, environmental protection. the needs of the kids' nutrition programs because of this deficit. so if you are asking me, do i this i that same set of policies will play out? more money for defense, then rising deficits and then cutbacks on programs that middle class and working families need? absolutely, that is what will happen. >> what is going to happen to these veterans, now, senator, if they're not going to get this kind of funding. there are a lot of veterans in this country that are being undercut, that are not being -- our obligation, we are not living up to our obligations because of war and budget cuts. so what does that say to the next generation thinking of a career in the military? >> that's a very important point. it says if we cannot keep faith with those people really hurting as a result of service to this count
convince the american people it would be different this time. >> i will. the worst budget deficit under george bush happened in his last term in office. that's when nancy pelosi was speaker of the house. budget ra $450 billion. president obama blew through those deficits. he had in excess of trillion dollar deficits year after year. what the republicans were able to do in the house is not continue that level of trajectory. has spending gone up? it absolutely has. but the level has slowed down and -- >> i get the feeling, congresswoman, maybe not you in particular, a lot of your party are giving up the fight and keeping the powder dry and hoping at the end of the year pick up more seats in the house and maybe take the senate and you bet you that will be the time when republicans get serious. but is that a lot to hang your hat on? >> well, what we need to hang our hat on is boosting the labor force participation rate. we're at the lowest level ever for anyone over age 16 actually having a job in the labor force and in a full-time capacity. that has to change. and unfortunately the preside
speaker john boehner, and if you look at the deficit, it's been cut by more than half in 2009, the fastest deficit decline over a sustained period since world war ii, so would you acknowledge some progress is being made? >> yeah, i think it's a great point. if you look at the numbers, looks like quite a bit of progress has been made and the deficit has come down very quickly. that, of course, comes after a large rampup in the deficit where it grew by 800% before those four years, and i think more troubling is if you look at the nation's debt, where our debt levels are twice as large as they've been historically and are at historic highs and that's where the trouble is. while we've done a lot of deficit reduction, we've done it in the wrong way. we've focused on, i think, inadvertently through congress not being able to pick our policies on short-term measures that came out of the budget, which isn't where the problem is. what we should be doing is trying to replace those savings that came from the sequester that aren't as useful or long-term with more permanent and structural changes to en
could save. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the federal deficit plunged by more than $400 in the last fiscal deficit. the sharpest drop since the end of world war ii. alison kosik is in new york to tell us why this happened. >> the federal budget deficit is at its lowest level in five years. the deficit is the difference between what the government spends and takes in. that dropped to $680 billion in 2013. to give you some perspective, during the financial crisis, it shot up above $1 trill in 2009 as the economy tanked and government bailouts became the norm. here is why it is happening. the economy is getting better over the last few years. the deficit has been shrinking. also, we are paying higher taxes. all that means more revenue for the government. the government has cut back on spending. the republicans, they still insist that the budget deficit is still too large. if they are looking for a fight, they may not get it. congress agreed to a bipartisan budget deal. mid-term elections are coming in the fall. a strengthening economy is removing m
to the federal deficit. h.r. 3370 enables congress to develop a long-term solution that protects local economies and holds government accountable. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pin grow: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to talk for two girls from maine. they both celebrated their eighth birthdays last month and are in second grade. ms. pingree: since their presents are just days apart they decided to have a joint birthday present. instead of presents, they asked for people to bring the most needed items from the food pantry. there was never a suggestion from a parent or teacher to do this, they planned it all themselves. i agree with their teach whore said, these two girls have some of the biggest hearts she's ever seen. their compassion and generosity is inspiring and i want to recognize and
when our deficit's been cut in half, it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> woodruff: the 2015 deficit would decline, to $560 billion, but republicans today said the red ink, spending hikes and tax increases mean the plan is dead on arrival. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> rather than put together a constructive blueprint the two parties could use as a jumping off point, to get our economy moving and our fiscal house in order, the president has once again opted for the political stunt for a budget that's more about firing up the base in an election year than about solving the nation's biggest and most persistent long-term challenges >> woodruff: congressman paul ryan, the house budget chair, likewise called the obama plan a disappointment. in a statement, he said: >> woodruff: ryan offered an extensive critique yesterday of federal anti-poverty efforts. he's expected to release a republican budget proposal in the coming weeks. >> woodruff: some of the more notable pieces of the president's proposal, and expected
it is important to put in perspective that the budget deficit is not being driven by spending on domestic programs like this. it is driven by a slow economy. >> certainly entitlements. >> no. >> 60 percent of it. >> alisyn. that was my next point. but this is different from medicare and social security right? you look at the overall budget it is misleading for the republicans to tell the american people if they can get the budget deficit in better shape by cutting programs. it is it a very, very small part of the overall budget. we can always make government work better and i trust paul ryan is coming from an honest point. >> the war on poverty 50 years later. >> last thing you expect to interrupt your grocery shopping right here. >> i thought he was going to stop but he kept on driving through. >> you will learn who is behind the wheel. you will see that in a moment. >> plus matthew mcconaughey injecting faith in hollywood's glamous night. >> first of all i want to thank god. i look up to it him. he graced my life with opportunities that are not of my hand or other human hands. which would be fin
. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is fully paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. right now our tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this budget creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new industries and new jobs made in america
, don't be my friend. >> easily defensible. >> another stimulus plan. more debt, higher deficits, rob our children blind and you're all in support of it? >> it's not that i'm in support of it let's talk about what it really is. the numbers already been decided. that was the whole partisan thing that happened a few months ago, what we're going to quick et over is how that money's going to be divided. >> we're going to gut defense. >> you may have heard that it's an election year. is it at all possible that this is an election budget that every one of us knows is never going through? >> we're going to rob our children? >> no, we're not. >> it's not going to happen. >> you know it's not going to happen. >> it's an election year. fudge it. >> i concede the point counselor. >> good night, folks. >> i concede that point, it's not going to happen, the fact that he wants it. didn't we learn? sl. >> he doesn't want it, congress wants it. >> everyone in congress has to run in november, it's a democratic budget p. >> why do they waste our time in. >> that's how politics works. you don't think th
it toward deficit reduction and investing in america, our roads, our bridges, our schools our health care system, our priorities demand it and require it, afghanistan is now the most corrupt nation in the world. afghanistan supplies more illegal drugs to the rest of the world than any -- all the rest of the nations combined. it's time to end our involvement and stop that shameful waste of american taxpayers' and patriots' blood and treasure. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so order. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, you listen to the other side, you'd think that the costs of the environmental protection agency's efforts to reduce demrobal warming and to protect our environment are breaking the back of our economy. but it's hardly the case. what's really beginning to break the back of our economy is the cost associated with extreme weather events. from hurricane sandy to the droughts in the midwest and the
security is our deficits, our debt. it's going to crowd out other spending. it threatens our economic viability, our growth potential, and it actually places us at risk for some financial crisis in the years to come. so i -- our voters deserve better. and look at how they tend to maneuver this legislation. it's just so absurd sometimes. we should laugh about it if it weren't so serious, and it is serious. the sanders bill, the veterans' bill that we are being told we must vote for or they will accuse us of being unkind and unsupportive and unsympathetic to our veterans. that day's over. we're not going to be intimidated on this. we're going to do the right thing for veterans and america. this bill would exceed the spending limits for the current fiscal year that congress and other -- and the president agreed to just three months ago. initially -- and it gets worse in the outer years, it would clearly add another $260 million in mandatory spending and authorize another $182 million this year, fiscal year 2014 we're already in, $182 million. and it gets worse. so we agreed in 2011, augu
applaud the fact there is over $200 billion of deficit reduction in the affordable care act if we can find additional savings and replace lost revenue, we are certainly open to that discussion. i rise in celebration of having width stood 50 repeal votes. we are ready for the next 50. we use these opportunities to highlight the american people on the benefits of the affordable care act. and to say we are ready to have a real discussion with republicans to exert our legislative privilege to make changes. in the absence of that we applaud the president in using the ability that is we gave him under the act to help make sure the affordable care act truly makes health care more affordable for american families. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. burgess: i yield myself two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized, two minutes. mr. burgess: mr. speaker, here's the affordable care act. the president said it's the law of the land. how does it describe the effective date for the individu
broken, it's costing taxpayer money, covered california will be going into deficit -- >> the irony there -- you know your state betterment you have a democratic governor, democrats in control of both houses in the legislature. i see this in maryland where the democrats run the show, enif you want to lay it on the republicans and whether they go along, it's fraction of the problems they're encountering now. so you have to worry more, those who are pushing the healthcare law, be they on left or the right. you have to look under your own hood because it's your own party's governors jostling the problem. >> they don't want to look under their own hood. they want to blame the republicans. blame everybody but themselves -- >> or just rush the signups like we saw in maryland and ask questions later, just get them in, get them in, get them. in, ask questions later. >> they're in panic mode. they see the failure and they want to shift the blame, but what has to happen, the governors and the state legislatures that are supporting obamacare, the senators and congressmen that are supporting ob
happen to like, is going anywhere. >> what do you like about it? >> the deficit is going down considerably. >> is that from fiscal reform or from the economy growing? >> i think it is both. the sequester, which i did not happen to think is an intelligent approach, has been effective. have beenwe increasing revenue because of the economic recovery and the composition of the recovery. those two things and some others have resulted in the deficit coming down considerably. it is projected at 3.1% of gdp. it is way down. it was over 9%. we should step back and recognize that is good progress. you could debate who is responsible, but it is good progress. second, some of the initiatives, let's just take infrastructure, are so vitally needed. both sides agree, it is just how to pay for it. it is not going anywhere. senator johnson is right. it is an election year. this budget will just sit there and not be acted on. >> senator, you are saying it does not address the big issues, which you mentioned, entitlement spending. there were no big numbers around cutting social security or any o
a real deficit. he let putin bring him down the garden path on syria, a country that was supposed to have given up all its kemic am weapons by february but has only given up 11% of them. what accountability have we heard demanded by the president. whether it's ukraine, china, syria, where wherever we see him, he just doesn't have what it takes to be taken seriously by foreign leaders. >> is he credible? what do you think? >> i think he's more than credible. for example, if you go back and look at 208 when russia went into georgia, we did nothing. that was at the height of our involvement in iraq and afghanistan. he's got the international community to put sanctions. these aren't going to be the treasury. these have to be international sanctions. nobody, even the harshest critic, wants to put boots on the ground. >> let me give you an example of why i think the credibility thing is a little bit tricky. look at what the president said at one point today. it's remarkable. >> one thing right away is to work with the administration to help buy assistance to the ukrainians to the people and tha
deficit by over six hundred fifty billion over the next decade obama said it was all about strengthening the middle class for job creation and economic growth. obama however is expected to face strong resistance from getting the budget passed by the republican controlled house of representatives. and heading over to southeast asia and intense we've been trying he has been battering many countries in the region for the past few weeks singapore's national environment agency announced wednesday that the country is suffering one of its worst run seasons in history. with every being its driest months since eighteen sixty nine experts say the dry spell friends of race for other food prices and have a negative effect on emerging economies in the region relief may be on the way and seeing sure monsoon season is set to begin at the middle of this month and run through early may. dazzled inter national stories making headlines around the world i'll see you back here tomorrow night. the weather took a step back from spring to winter today here in korea for more let's go over tracking bowed out at t
president has been in office we have reached the point where cutting the annual deficit in half to reduce the overall debt of united states by $3 trillion over the next 10 years. neil: i heard that it stuck with me i immediately said he just out to an allied made ising the debt is coming down it will shrink
house can work together to improve the bottom loin when it comes to deficits and spending and taxes and cutting? well, i've read that senator patti murray said the senate will not produce a budget in response to the president's proposal. .i've read that the president's budget is going to largely ignore some of the common ground to fix entitlement programs and the like and be more of a gain document that he and his fellow democrats can run on in november. that's a terrible disservice. this country continues to spend a lot more money than we're bringing in the door. debt continues to rack up. medicare and social security continue to be on an unsustainable path. and the president, the person who is supposed to be in charge of the executive branch of government continues to campaign. but he's not going to be on the battle again. so to say it's a disappointment is a profound understatement. >> all right. senator john cornyn, sir, thank you for your time today. >> thanks, shannon. >>> the situation in ukraine developing minutes by minutes. russian soldiers we're told are now surrounding a
and it was his 126th goal at the new camp equaling the home record. and they reduced the deficit for a header. and barsa two other goals came from later in the second half. defender calis and a curler from hernandez stealing the victory and they move barsa into second, i'm richard with al jazeera. >> reporter: dropped points in the chase for a championship and they were held and the penalty was cancelled out. and he stays fifth. and a city manager manual has domestic trouble after they won the english lead cup and it was 3-1 at london stadium and they went through and they sealed the victimry through second half goals. >> translator: the first half was difficult. but it was necessary to remember sunderlund beat chelsea and manchester united and we had to wait because it was difficult but a victory in the final was victory in the final and not a favorite and we won this year and did the work necessary and the fact we didn't win last year was because we didn't do the work needed. >> reporter: in italy syria has gone 11 points clear of second place roma and beat milan 2-nil thanks to goals an
of the country's crimea region. >> ukraine is the crown jewel. >> this is most seriously the biggest deficit of our lives since the cold war ended. >> pressure is on the mid-west to do something. >> this will get worse before it gets better. >> you got to believe it's over. >> we have to be in this for the long haul. >> it's now unclear just what the west can do about it. >> john kerry arrived in ukraine tomorrow. >> putin is not going to back off this without some real effort to make a verdict. >> a full blown cold war like showdown. >> we dropped 20 degrees since midnight. >> the cold war chess game in the ukraine continues today. by a look at it, we are a long way from check mate. they have seized the crimea union with 6,000 ground and naval forces in the region. the tensions worsened when ukraine's acting president accused russia of executing the military standoff and blocking ukrainian navy vessels. ukraine's new government claims russia issued an ultimatum for forces to surrender within an hour or face an armed assault. russia denies these assaults. the state department said today if t
in somebody's life, it shows up there. >> yes, what we can see is there is a deficit in theiar in the ae middle frontal cortex of kids who have ptsd. >> brown: in the developing brain of a child, ptsd can discourage learning. >> so the issue we have with chronic stress, it manifests as a ptsd syndrome or disorder is that some of the areas that are affected are areas that we need for our learning. for example, brain centers that process memory, brain centers that process executive function are particularly vulnerable. so ptsd can have an effect in how children learn brown. >> brown: according to carrion, up to 30% of children who live in low-income, high poverty neighborhoods will show symptoms of p.t.s.d. for every child in our school who acts out, i can look to something in their life that's not working. every single time there's a concrete and sad story about why this child doesn't get what they need. >> bring your arms up, put your left leg around your knee. >> brown: by teaching children to pay close attention to breathing and movements, the medical student hopes they're better prepa
. >> the other thing is how weak the ukrainian government is, they have been running deficits, they have almost no money in their treasury. so what do you need to be strong? you need a good economy, right? >> we solved it all. >> next, mitt romney and sarah palin warned years ago about what is happening in russia today. they were mocked by president obama and others on the whole left. we have the tape. >>> and later, stars, selfies, and slices at the academy awards last night. stay tuned for our thoughts on the big show on this big show. >>> so, sarah palin could see russia from her house, or rather putin's threats. she warned us in 2008 if barack obama wins, his indecision and moral equivalence may spur putin to invade ukraine. she was mocked for it because as you know, she talks funny and stuff. who could forget the debate that obama had a lame joke that poked fun at mitt for calling him a foe. >> russia is a geopolitical foe. excuse me, it's a geopolitical foe, and i said in the same paragraph, i said, and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle
when our deficit has been cut in half, it laos us to meet our obligation to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> budget also did he vote money for highways and roadways. >> republicans have a different view on spending priorities and debt. what are they saying? >> john boehner calling it perhaps the president's most irresponsible budget ever. paul ryan says it isn't a serious document, it is a campaign brochure. ryan is working on a budget of his own which is expected to take a look at poverty programs noting some work, others don't. as for the president's blueprint, the top republican on the senate budget committee blasted it. >> this budget will not work. it's bad for america. it does not get us off the debt course we're on. it has total flimflam in it, it projects we're going to raise another 1.75 trillion. the last two budgets proposed an increase of a trillion dollars in taxes. this would almost tunnel the amount of tax increase. >> republicans say the president's plan spends, borrows, and taxes too much, gretchen. >> thanks. >>> fox news alert, health an
spending and not deficit reduction. the top republican on the senate budget committee says he wants to know when the president is going to get serious. >> this budget will not work. it's bad for america. it does not get us off the debt course we're on. it has total flimflam in it. in that it projects that we're going to raise taxes another $1.75 trillion. >> house budget chairman paul ryan said the president's budget is not a serious document. it is a campaign brochure. and aides say the soon to be le balance. >> mike emanuel live on the hill, thank you. >>> still ahead, what is the ukraine crisis doing to the u.s. space program. >>> first, the primary season kicks off in texas. it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the only eggs that make better taste and better nutrition... easy. eggland's best eggs. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. better eggs. your hepatitis c.forget it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have
the deficit. most important of all, it is about energy independence for our country. it is about working with canada and producing energy in this country so that we get our energy here locally rather than having to get it from the middle east. that is what americans want. they want us to be energy secure in this country. to do that, we need to produce more energy like we are doing in my state of north dakota and montana across the border. movepipeline would mode -- that loyal as well as canadian oil. it is about producing oil here, or getting it from our closest friend and neighbor, canada, rather than being dependent on the middle east. classification you to have to wait on a pipeline, how safe israel transportation of these products versus pipeline transportation? is it.that we are becoming more energy secure. it is great. it is jobs and what people want. to go with that energy, we need infrastructure. that infrastructure includes pipelines as well as moving products safely by train or truck. the keystone xl will take 500 trucks a day off rose in western north dakota. it is a safety is
, the deficits are going on and they are ridiculous. cut the military budgets, they do not have the money for different things. i live in baltimore city. years lived here over 33 and our mayor is such a manipulator. this is how bad it is. mayoryears ago, our manipulator that she is, she is good at selling stuff. million dollars in federal funds for infrastructure and used them to pave the roads in the downtown district, which were not in bad shape, so they could meet the requirements to have a race on labor day. what it really was, the organizers of open wheel racing -- it failed for three years. the second year she told these whopping lies about the revenue. host: julian, greensboro, north carolina. caller: it is your responsible to invest in infrastructure as the government. if you look back in the industrial revolution, the technological advances in transportation would have been impossible without the investment of private investors. the government has not been one to advance the technology. it is up to private investors to put that money out. if you look at your report card, 3.6 tril
's ever proposed for, not for reducing deficit but more domestic spending. we've had huge spending increases, so those are such nonstarters, i don't see how you get common ground. granted, we're living under another budget agreement for now. but it's clear he's moving farther to the left to try and -- for those reasons and he's not trying to move to the middle. >> congressman, you said that three times, he's moved to the left, it's a nonstarter. does that mean i can't ask you about closing loopholes or -- >> yeah, sure, go ahead. >> are there any ways in which you all could maybe come to something and end up with one or two or three of these things and get some of the things that you want? >> yeah, so we just -- our chairman of the ways and means committee, dave camp, put out a specific discussion draft of tax reform, which does just that. it closes loopholes. instead of using the money for spending which increases the deficit -- he has $1.8 trillion in tax increases, half goes for spending. we're saying take the loophole closures and use it to lower tax rates to grow the economy.
term on trying to boost job growth. over the ten-year window you will see steadily declining deficits. at the end the period i think you'll see a declining debt-to-gdp ratio. that's the right trajectory. >> yesterday we had warren buffett on the program. he said he thinks the proposal would be to boost the earned income tax credit even more, expand that in a bigger way. that's a way to boost wages for people that are working without looking at job losses by raising the minimum wage. how about offering it to a wider variety of people and taking the minimum wage proposal off the table? >> these things are not mutually exclusive. there's no reason you can't work at both ends here. >> is it something you would offer if you did a broad -- not what you're talking about right now, but boosting the income tax credit in a big way, offering it across the aisle as a way of finding compromise, in instead of looking at one from another. i think that would be something republicans would take on heartily. >> we're willing to consider any ideas republicans put on the table. the president is putting t
to pay for the benefit and their impact on the deficit. work continues when the senate gavels back and live coverage here on c-span2. >> yesterday, senate judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on solitary confinement. minnesota senator al franken has her prisons director, trust e-mail to the question on the sides of confinement. here is more. >> how big is a style? how big is the efforts out in solitary? >> the average size? >> yes, the size of the trends do. how big is that quite this is a human being we are talking about. how big is the cell? >> the average size of a cell -- i guess you are looking for the space? >> yes, the dimensions in feet and inches. the size of a cell that a person is kept in. i want to get some idea. am i asking this wrong? [laughter] i mean -- is what you are saying is there is no such thing as an average cell for solitary? typically, in the bureau of prisons, if someone is in solitary confinement, how big is the cell typically? >> the average size should be equivalent to six by four. >> okay, that is enhanced there. six by four. does a person and -- in t
loss since the bailout in 2008. 15 billion-dollar deficit for last year. he calls rbs the industry's least trusted leader, does the ceo. >> the bank. the largest bailout in europe. still owns the vast majority of the bank and is still pulling the strings. >> by the way, wire pros playing in the olympics? >> that is what the nhl is asking -- the players love it. >> the players love it and flagwavers love it, i am not fair -- sure it is fair to college athletes. >> we need to go to the ukraine. we spoke with the new leadership to read good morning. >> good morning. his name is arseniy yatsenyuk, the prime minister designate. inis about it -- to be voted as the interim prime minister of the country for the next few months. parliament is still chewing over this decision. >> how front and center is crimea to the management in kiev? >> very front and center. i was standing in the parliament here in kiev. meanwhile, in the crimea, the parliament had just been seized by a group of about 100 gunmen. i asked the prime minister about that and he said it is the first crisis he has to deal with
the biggest deficit of our lives since the cold war ended. >> pressure is on the mid-west to do something. >> this will get worse before it gets better. >> you got to believe it's over. >> we have to be in this for the long haul. >> it's now unclear just what the west can do about it. >> john kerry arrived in ukraine tomorrow. >> putin is not going to back off this w
and deficit and entitlement reform and all of those things. this president likes his government super sized. this budget will never balance. and i think the president wants taxpayers to pay more so that washington can spend more >> what i read is he is asking for million in new spending. does that go anywhere? >> i don't think it does. last time he had a budget, not even any of the democrats voted for it. his policies make it harder to get back to work. >> $17.4 trillion is the debt clock. that is ridiculous. in three years from now, you will be $19 trillion? how is that acceptable to anybody? trying balance a book in washington, d.c. >> what we will see is the fastest growing part of the budget is interest on the debt. the president added $6.9 trillion in the debt. this continues to be a driving issue for the country. you know, we are not going to be able to sustain the safety net with this debt and interest. >> i think the viewers get it, too. what other republican options do we have? >> the options are to say let's deal with the issues we know get people back to work. we have a health ca
a dime to the deficit. >> the president also wants to expand the earned income tax credit for the working poor without children. his budget would also expand the child and dependent care tax credit and create automatic iras to help workers save for retirement but it's unlikely those plans will get through congress. he needs legislation to enact all of that and that does not look likely. >>> global markets are rebounding today as investors digest the situation in ukraine. even the dow jones flew out of the gate this morning. alison kosik is over at the new york stock exchange. how much have we bounced back today? >> quite a bit. what a difference a day makes. even the s&p 500 at a record high. the dow up 200 points, 205 points. all 30 stocks in the dow are in the green. very different story yesterday. it was a sea of red. we also saw that turn-around happening overseas, all the way -- there were those down arrows we saw yesterday in europe, asia, russia, they all turned up today. analysts say investors today aren't on red alert. it's not such a dire situation. i think when putin spoke and
issue of our time, attention deficit disorder,
mentioning it. we are reducing the budget deficit through the aca. i know our colleagues on the other side of the aisle are very careful about budget issues. good, they should be. well health care costs are declining and declining significantly. some of that is due to the recession but almost every expert says much of that is due to the aca. national health care expenditures for instance in 2012 grew by 3.7%, meaning that the growth from 2009 to 2012 was the slowest since government collected information and that was in the 60s. the percentage of health care spending for the first time, the percentage of gdp actually shrunk from 17.3 to 17.2. at the same time the solvency of medicare's hospital insurance fund decreased and costs cut. so this is great news. the bottom line, i know our colleagues on the other side of the aisle think they hit political gold when they attacked the aca and called for its appeal but the american people don't want repeal and secondly as we move on in time the positives of the aca will become more apparent. the negatives that people perceive of aca will decline an
. the white house has made the case that the president's/two deficit has been mitigated. 's slash toidents deficit has been mitigated. on the front page of "the washington post," the republican response. the budget from the republicans will focus on welfare reform. a 204yan will publish page critique, questioning the efficacy of dozens of initiatives and underscoring where republicans say consolidation or spending reductions are needed. democrats line. caller: my name is patrick. i want to talk about the guy that just called talking about the revolt that he wants people to revolt in america. this guy is sitting on his high somewhere,e suburbs eating snickers bars. we are not going to go there. ukraine is a part of russia. it has been a part of russia for the last couple hundred years. we all know that. america, the european union, they have no business in the affairs of russia and ukraine. america needs to clean up its own house before you can go overseas. those folks are fighting for independence. host: that as a last call. we continue on with our discretion about ukraine. josh rogin will
in new tax. he cuts the military greatly in my opinion not for deficit reduction but for more domestic spending. it just shows the priorities have moved farther to the left and the point i'm trying to make here we have three years left of this administration and we have divided government. normally in a situation like that you would try to fine common ground, work forward common ground. he's moving away from that and tacked hard to the left. yes you could say that's because we're in an election year and that may be why. it's happening nevertheless. i don't know the reasons but he's moving to the left and it makes it hard to bridge to the gap. >> democrats will say they have tried to extend a hand and have not been reciprocated. >> we have a budget agreement. i want to see us build on that success. >> give me a preview of what the paul ryan budget will look like. in years past a lot of the saving have come from overhauling medicare and medicaid. are those proposals include in the paul ryan 2015 budget. >> those programs are going bankrupt and need to be restored, need to be solvent beli
debt, not vets. with $17 trillion in debt and massive annual deficits, our country faces a fiscal crisis of unparalleled scope. now is not the time in any federal department to spend money we don't have. to be sure, there's much to like in the sashed sanders bill and e components were presented as separate, smaller as part of a carefully considered long-term strategy to reform the v.a., hold leadership accountable and improve service to veterans, we'd have no problem expending enthusiastic support. as with many bloated legislative projects in today's washington, the overreaching and overpromising in this bill will only lead to disappointment and recriminations as the high cost and unanticipated consequences are revealed. that will be followed by demands for an entirely new round of comprehensive reforms and the cycle will begin anew. congress should go back to the drawing board, assume a more modest approach and take up these proposals on an individual basis. that's the better path to achieving enduring and effective reform and accountability for the services we provide to our vet
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